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Dropped tour connection for Knossos. Mistaken protocol?

I contacted a tour guide who was recommended on this site, and part of Tourist Guides of Crete, for a private tour of Knossos for DH and I. She said she was available for our date/time, and then wanted to know if we also wanted a tour of the National Museum of archeology. I provided details that we were visiting Knossos on Monday AM, and the museum the Sunday afternoon before. In the same email I asked about the specifics of the national museum tour, and suddenly she went silent on email. I tried a few additional times to contact her via email but no response. Did I overlook some unwritten rule? Are private guides in the Heraklio area looking for a larger engagement than just touring Knossos? Do they prefer not to work on Sundays? I can understand if she doesn't want the expense of meeting us on two different days, but initially I was only looking for a guide at Knossos. The email exchanges were so brief that I can't imagine that I said anything to provide a reason to break off the discussion. I just sent a follow up email today saying that since we hadn't agreed on details I don't consider this booked, just to bring the transaction to a close. I don't imagine that she will respond as it has been some time now.

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Have the responses somehow ended up being filtered by your email spam filter? Have you looked in your spam folder?

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Ah, she did finally reply after we sent the email yesterday stating that we assume this is not a booking, because she hadn't replied in so long. Despite saying initially that she was free that day, she now says she there is has another guide who needs her services for a large group for several days, and so she cannot be our guide. I get it $$ She seemed to have a great reputation, which is why I hoped she would guide us and waited for her reply.

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We just acquired a guide at Knossos. The price was 80 euros for up to 8 people. She suggested that we wait for a bit to see if any more English speakers arrived wanting a tour. When they didn’t, we still thought it was a good value for more than hour with a very knowledgeable guide.

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Thanks Rosalyn. I wanted to go with a guide that was recommended because the Minoan culture is my primary reason for traveling to Crete. It's good to know we can get a guide at Knossos if needed.